I’m Always Looking for New Closets to Feature

I’m always looking for Poshmark closets to feature on my blog. Read the following post to find out how it could be you!

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Outfit of the Day: May 24, 2019

 

Outfit of the Day, May 24
Outfit of the Day, May 24

The Outfit: Simple Bootcut Yoga Pants from Target, Crushed Velvet Tank from American Eagle, Booties by Born.

The Plan: Running errands before I travel to SoCal next week. It is also Jeff and I’s “one-year anniversary” of dating, so we are planning a picnic in Washington Park.

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In an effort to continue creating content and giving back to the reseller community, I have decided to start featuring other seller’s closets on my blog. I love seeing the diverse styles available from other sellers, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Are you a seller and want to be featured? Fill out this form and I will contact you with more information!

It Finally Happened.. The Poshmark Home Market

Big news! A new market is going to hit Poshmark on May 30. The “home” market really expands what sellers are able to list, but I know many of you have been against this from the start. I am open to exploring the new home poshmarket, and hope it allows sellers to earn more in their small business endeavors.

What do you think about the new market? I’d love to hear what you think!

What Should I Sell Online? Tips for Choosing your Niche

Do you want to sell stuff online, but can’t figure out what you want to sell? You are not alone. In fact, this is one of the first questions many people ask themselves when starting an online sales business, and this is a good thing! There is nothing wrong with an open mind at the start, but it can also be frustrating to take action without that known direction. Here are a few ideas that may help to inspire you in finding your sales niche.

Sell what you have

Look around and find those things that you want to part with. Anything you are not using and is still in good condition is likely sellable on some platform. Consider listing your clothing, shoes, and jewelry on Poshmark and non-fashion items on Mercari.

Start with your style

When you are first starting out, you may make some poor investments. If you start sourcing things that you like and fit you well, at the very least, you will have some things you can wear before donating.

Sell your hobby 

Are you into a certain type of hats, or jewelry? Focus on those items that make you happy. You are much more likely to stay motivated when you have a personal interest in what you sell.

I also think it is beneficial to spend some time browsing potential sourcing spots BEFORE you commit to buying anything. Do not rush into investing in products for the sake of excitement. You will make more money in the long run if you learn how to do research comparisons and market your listings early on.

 

Outfit of the Day: May 15, 2019

The Outfit: Skinny Black Jeans by Wit & Wisdom, Navy Top by New York & Company, Sweater by White House Black Market. The embroidered mule heels are by Avec Les Filles

The Plan: Jeff’s Doctoral hooding ceremony is tonight, so we are heading to celebrations all day. We will start off by have a breakfast date at a local cafe, and then do a department lunch before the ceremony. Afterward, we are going out for dinner with friends.

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Mule Heels by Avec Les Filles
Mule Heels by Avec Les Filles
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Are you Reselling Altered Items on Poshmark? Read this Post!

I just bought an adorable Victoria’s Secret dress on Poshmark. I was super excited to receive it, but when I did there was a problem.. the dress was very short. I mean, I know VS sells sexy peekaboo stuff, but this wasn’t cute. I turned the hem over and sure enough, there dress had been hemmed.

The altered hemline of the dress I bought on poshmark
The altered hemline of the dress I bought on poshmark

When you sell a previously owned item online, it isn’t enough to just state the measurements. Body shapes differ greatly, so length is often not enough of an indicator (the booty takes some of that length) If it has been altered in any way, this needs to be addressed.

Of course, if you have thrifted items, you can’t really know what the original owner did.

How to spot alterations BEFORE you resell an item

1. Check the Hemline

One of the most common alterations is the hemline. An altered hem may have different colored thread than he rest of the garment, and may be missing finishing details.

2. Look at the color and quality of threads throughout the garment

It is rare for a seamstress to have an exact match in color and quality for all garment threads. For alterations where the stitching is hidden, this is especially common. In my Victoria’s Secret dress example, the thread used was a very thin white colored thread. The original thread is blue and much thicker.

3. Search for Stock Information Online

If you know the style name or number, you can search for more information about the original measurements online. I’ve found many items with detailed information on sizing and fabric that is super useful.

4. Try it on

Of course, the garment may not be in your size exactly, but if it is you can use your own perspective to help explain the fit. Many sellers will model for their own listings, and then explain how the fit is in more detail.

Taking the time to double checks your inventory will not only help you to avoid return cases, but you will also seem a more knowledgeable and reputable seller.


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